From 8 Reasons Why You Should Definitely Take That Lunch Break ; Optimal’s Advice is to stand and walk for your brain and body!

8 Reasons Why You Should Definitely Take That Lunch Break | Fast Company | Business + Innovation. This was an excellent and popular article in the news all of this week. I bring this to your attention readers as we have been talking about the use of micro-breaks in the office for years. We emphasize the use of standing breaks, use of the stairs and going for walks for a few reasons such as unloading the discs of the spine, enhancing circulation to the muscles of the neck and arms. We have also talked about the requirement to move more to prevent DVT’s in the legs and to improve lung function.  One thing which we have discussed in the past is the mental & cognitive benefits of standing up from your seated postures and walking at a good pace during lunch.   Turns out the neurologists who use F-MRI scans are now able to show the large changes in brain activity following a simple 20 minute walk and break from your mental activity. At Optimal our Ergonomic and Kinesiology team cannot think of any more reasons to stand more often at work and take walks or exercise during lunch. Ask us how we can assist in setting up effective ergonomic programs in your workplace at

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